Summer is almost here. The kids will be getting out of school soon, which means a lot more energy to burn and water to run and play in. How can you make your plumbing more efficient for the Summer? We have made a water conserving checklist just for you to provide a solution to some problems that you may run into over the summer months:
Replace faucets and showerheads:
Faucets and showerheads will eventually wear out. The water connection seals and washers can become loose and corroded. This will eventually lead to leaks, drips, water damage, and an increase in your water bill.
Replacing your toilet with a newer model will save water. It has low-flow and dual flush technologies that conserve water with every flush. Your toilet constantly running is a sign that your toilet needs to be replaced. There maybe a leak somewhere that is causing the toilet to work harder, most likely wasting water in the process.
Lowering The Temperature On Your Water Heater:
Most manufacturers set heater thermostats at 140 degrees F. You can get away with lowering it too 120 degrees F. This will reduce the risk of scalding, slow mineral build up, and corrosion in your water heater or pipes.
Many plumbing emergencies arise even more with your children being out of school for the Summer. So keep your drains free of hair, watch for signs of clogging, leaks, and do not hesitate to get the problem fixed as soon as it is detected. This will save you a whole lot of time and money. At World Class Plumbing our plumbing technicians are the experts in resolving all plumbing issues.